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Saturday, January 24, 2015 

Donna Troy corrupted

As if it weren't enough the Finches blew their debut on Wonder Woman, now comes word that Donna Troy has been distorted into an enemy for Diana:
Wonder Woman No. 38 — the third issue, out Wednesday, for Finch and her artist husband, David — reintroduces Donna Troy, a character who hasn't been seen since DC's line-wide relaunch in 2011.

However, she's not going to be the heroine of Teen Titans comics of yore — this take on the character, formed from clay by the sorceress Hecate, is a blank slate and also an antagonist for Wonder Woman going forward. "It puts a lot of power in the hands of the Amazons who created her to mold her," says Meredith Finch.

Before revealing her true history as a daughter of Zeus, previous writer Brian Azzarello had set Diana up as an outcast within the Amazons on Themyscira because of her origin of being made of clay.

"They mocked her for that fact, which is what makes Donna so ironic — that they're going to accept her," Meredith Finch says. Now that she's queen, it's been an adjustment for everybody: "They need to know their leader is a warrior and the strongest warrior of them, and she's got something to prove to them."
I'm sure we could've seen this coming for nearly 4 years already, and that only makes it worse. Donna was an Everywoman in the TT franchise, written as a woman to admire and inspire, and here they're taking all that and throwing it away.
David Finch admits that he's still getting a feel for how Wonder Woman looks, including making sure she has the size of someone who's as physically powerful as she should be.

His wife, though, has focused on the character's emotional strength. In scenes like one she has with Superman in issue 37, where she flips out on him a little bit because she's feeling so overwhelmed, Meredith Finch is aiming to show that it's OK to have a moment where you lose it, even for Wonder Woman.

"Your strength is how you pick yourself back up or how you address that moment and move forward from it," the writer says. "Exploring that aspect of who she is doesn't take away from her being a superhero. In fact, it makes her more relatable and more human.
I'm sorry, but if all she can do is hold a teddy bear, and not do something like offer affection to needy children, then it's not very realistic at all. And as powerful as Swamp Thing is, he's still no match for WW's formidable strength. Predictably, USA Today doesn't bring up the previous storyline or ask any critical questions about it. All they're doing is taking the role of "media enablers", and letting otherwise incompetent writers get away with sloppy scripting.

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About halfway down the page, the reasons for Wonder Woman being so schizophrenic in stories becomes very clear: http://cattales.yuku.com/topic/1263/What-IS-it-about-Wonder-Woman

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